Nikita Saxena

Nikita Saxena

Nikita Saxena writes on Art, Culture and Campus, for the daily Entertainment & Lifestyle supplement, HT City

Articles by Nikita Saxena
Actresses Malaika Arora and Sushmita Sen in new-age sarees.(Malaika Arora, Sushmita Sen/Instagram)
Actresses Malaika Arora and Sushmita Sen in new-age sarees.(Malaika Arora, Sushmita Sen/Instagram)

How Malaika Arora, Sushmita Sen and others are giving a twist to the classic sari

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 03:48 PM IST
The classic sari has been getting a serious spin, with actors such as Malaika Arora and Shilpa Shetty stepping out in saris with gharara pants, dress saris and other fusion saris. HT City speaks to fashion designers and stylists to find out what makes the trend so popular and if it’s here to stay.
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Northeastern students in the Capital are now happy that they won’t have to worry about talktime balance when dialling for help.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Northeastern students in the Capital are now happy that they won’t have to worry about talktime balance when dialling for help.(Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

Delhi Police Northeast helpline number goes toll-free, community rejoices

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2018 06:11 PM IST
The Delhi Police North East helpline number, 1093, has recently been made toll-free. It’s a very welcome step, say Northeastern residents in Delhi, many of whom are students and do feel the pinch of a long phone call at normal network rates.
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On the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Bollywood stars talk about playing the role of an Army officer.
On the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Bollywood stars talk about playing the role of an Army officer.

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas: Reel stars recall the thrill of playing real-life heroes

By Nikita Saxena and Rishabh Suri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2018 06:18 PM IST
As we arrive at the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas (July 26), Bollywood actors Suniel Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Puneet Issar, and Sharman Joshi, and director J.P. Dutta talk about how playing the role of an Army officer increased their respect manifold for the men in uniform.
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DU students enjoy a snack at their college canteen.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)
DU students enjoy a snack at their college canteen.(Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

Delhi University canteens that you just shouldn’t miss when you’re college hunting

By Aditya Dogra and Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 04, 2018 12:31 PM IST
When on the move during admission season, you are bound to get hungry. Here are DU canteens that’ll have your grub sorted.
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(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta
(L-R) Danseuse Sharon Lowen, fashion designer Rina Dhaka, artist Jayasri Burman and fashion designer Gaurav Jai Gupta

Here’s what Delhi based celebs are doing to conserve water

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2018 04:24 PM IST
With the Capital facing an inevitable groundwater crisis, the need of the hour becomes conservation of the precious resource. Here is a look at how eminent Delhi based personalities are involved in conserving water at personal level. Take inspiration and do your bit.
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Place shallower water bowls on an elevated spot for birds to take a dip in.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)
Place shallower water bowls on an elevated spot for birds to take a dip in.(Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT)

Delhi summer: Here’s how you can help birds and strays survive the burning heat

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2018 11:23 AM IST
From DIY makeshift houses to creating a small garden on your balcony, here are some small steps that will go a long way in helping animals that struggle to survive in urban areas.
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DU student bodies, such as the Naga Students’ Union, Delhi, do a lot — from helping with admission to organising cultural events.
DU student bodies, such as the Naga Students’ Union, Delhi, do a lot — from helping with admission to organising cultural events.

DU admissions: Here are some admission messiahs for outstation DU aspirants

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 11:23 AM IST
The Delhi University admission process is never easy for aspirants, whether they’re outstation or local. Here are some student-friendly groups that take care of everything from counselling to giving safety tips.
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Delhi’s cop moms get candid about motherhood.
Delhi’s cop moms get candid about motherhood.

This Mother’s Day, meet the Capital’s moms in uniforms

By Ruchika Garg and Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Delhi Police cops share their stories of juggling their jobs along with the responsibilities of being a mother.
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Perfect bridal makeup is a big deal and women in Delhi-NCR find themselves competing fiercely to get the best artists.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Perfect bridal makeup is a big deal and women in Delhi-NCR find themselves competing fiercely to get the best artists.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Getting married this winter? Better rush to book your makeup artist in midsummer

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 03:51 PM IST
With only three very auspicious wedding dates, known as saya dates, in 2018 — November 19, December 11 and 12 — brides in Delhi-NCR are racing to book their preferred makeup artists... six months in advance!
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Bollywood celebs take a walk down memory lane as they recount their favourite Delhi University moments.(Photos: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo; Matt Sayles/AP)
Bollywood celebs take a walk down memory lane as they recount their favourite Delhi University moments.(Photos: Waseem Gashroo/HT Photo; Matt Sayles/AP)

DU’s farewell season: Bollywood celebs look back at their college days

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2018 06:25 PM IST
As the final year comes to a close in Delhi University, the varsity’s Bollywood alumni takes a trip down memory lane.
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NGOs such as the Animal Hospital and Shelter, Noida help with the treatment and sterilisation of stray dogs.(Facebook/spcanoida)
NGOs such as the Animal Hospital and Shelter, Noida help with the treatment and sterilisation of stray dogs.(Facebook/spcanoida)

Stray dog menace in your locality? Here are ways to deal with the situation

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 05:20 PM IST
From holding sterilisation and vaccination drives in your residential areas to having the stray dogs guard your society along with the security personnel, here are ways to be friends and not foes with the furry ones.
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Delhi University’s Gwyer Hall is one of the oldest men’s hostel in the university.
Delhi University’s Gwyer Hall is one of the oldest men’s hostel in the university.

DU’s Gwyer Hall to complete 80 glorious years with a grand celebration

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:56 PM IST
The two-day long fiesta will include performances by Kailash Kher and Hussain brothers of Veer Zara fame, and will have Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi as the chief guest.
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Life coach Jasmin Waldmann’s debut novel Change Me weaves self-help tips in fictional format.
Life coach Jasmin Waldmann’s debut novel Change Me weaves self-help tips in fictional format.

I didn’t know MS Dhoni despite having studied cricket in theory: Jasmin Waldmann

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 06:04 PM IST
Life coach-turned-author Jasmin Waldmann talks about her latest book, Change Me, the issues of the modern-day life, and how people can help themselves.
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Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol shooting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.(Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP)
Heena Sidhu won the gold medal in the women's 25m pistol shooting during the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.(Photo: Patrick Hamilton/AFP)

CWG 2018 gold winner Heena Sidhu: There is no space for religion in sport

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 12:42 PM IST
Heena Sidhu, who recently won gold in the women’s 25m shooting event at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, opted out of a competition in Iran around 2014, after the sportswomen were asked to wear a hijab wherever they went.
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The theatre society of Miranda House recently showcased their play on gender binary at Lodhi Gardens.
The theatre society of Miranda House recently showcased their play on gender binary at Lodhi Gardens.

The latest to join the movement for the LGBTQ+ community are five students of KNC

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2018 12:00 PM IST
Their collective, Nazariya — A Grassroots LGBT-Straight Alliance, is working for the issues of the LGBTQ+ community and other intersectional issues.
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During Varun Dhawan’s visit, the security personnel had a tough time keeping the crowd in check.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)
During Varun Dhawan’s visit, the security personnel had a tough time keeping the crowd in check.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)

I shook hands with him; aaj main apna haath nahi dhoungi: Varun Dhawan’s visit to Lakshmibai College

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 11:36 AM IST
While the crowd went out of control on seeing Varun Dhawan, who was there to promote his film, October, to some students, all that mattered was that the Bollywood star was present in their midst.
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Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, DU, has a transgender-friendly washroom.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, DU, has a transgender-friendly washroom.(Photo: Manoj Verma/HT)

DU’s Bhaskaracharya College has a transgender loo but no trans students

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 08, 2018 04:15 PM IST
Built two years ago, the transgender washroom at this college hasn’t been used even once. The reason? There are no transgender students in the college to use it.
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A still from the play Kasai Bada.
A still from the play Kasai Bada.

8th Theatre Olympics: 25,000 artists, 450 shows, 250 youth forum shows, and more!

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 07:28 PM IST
The ongoing 8th Theatre Olympics is all about bringing together the best of national and international theatrical talent for audiences from over 15 cities.
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Author Ravinder Singh talks about his latest book, Will You Still Love Me?
Author Ravinder Singh talks about his latest book, Will You Still Love Me?

I sugar-coat my agenda in a love story: Ravinder Singh on theme of road safety in new book

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2018 06:45 PM IST
Author Ravinder Singh talks about his latest book Will You Still Love Me?, his fondness for writing love stories and his passion for promoting road safety.
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Singer Javed Ali loves visiting Jama Masjid and Daryaganj.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Singer Javed Ali loves visiting Jama Masjid and Daryaganj.(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)

Once a Delhiite, always a Delhiite, says Bollywood playback singer Javed Ali

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2018 12:58 PM IST
Singer Javed Ali, who will be performing in the city soon, talks about his song selection process for Delhiites, his love for Purani Dilli ka khaana and performing in the Capital.
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Nikita Singh talks about her latest book, an epistolary novel, Letters to My Ex
Nikita Singh talks about her latest book, an epistolary novel, Letters to My Ex

Online dating and social media have given people too many options: author Nikita Singh

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2018 02:48 PM IST
Author Nikita Singh talks about her latest book, an epistolary novel Letters to My Ex, her love for long emails and letters, and her views on relationships.
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Making a portrait can take anywhere from 24 to 40 hours.
Making a portrait can take anywhere from 24 to 40 hours.

Artist Hutansh Verma is saluting the men who were killed in action — one stroke at a time

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2018 01:58 PM IST
Delhi-based self-taught artist Hutansh Verma keeps those killed in action alive through his artworks.
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Holi in Delhi University hostels is all about keechad, bhang and mud pits.(Sonu Mehta/HT)
Holi in Delhi University hostels is all about keechad, bhang and mud pits.(Sonu Mehta/HT)

A pinch of gulaal, a dash of bhang, and lots of mud make the perfect DU Holi recipe

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 01, 2018 02:14 PM IST
Celebrations within the college — and hostel — compound mean a helluva lot of fun for the students. While some dance to the DJ and tear each other’s clothes off, others take big swigs of bhang, and dunk each other in mud pits.
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Delhi University students want the Central Library to be a 24x7 facility.
Delhi University students want the Central Library to be a 24x7 facility.

Humari maange puri karo, say DU students who want the Central Library to be open 24x7

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2018 06:47 PM IST
Delhi University’s Central Library is not a 24-hour facility, but that hasn’t stopped these students from studying there till late night.
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Opt for lighter workout routines like yoga if a gym session feels too much during periods.(iStockphoto)
Opt for lighter workout routines like yoga if a gym session feels too much during periods.(iStockphoto)

Health update: Here’s why you shouldn’t give up on working out during your period

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2018 03:23 PM IST
From working out in the gym, to trying alternate yoga routines — exercise is vital even when you are on your period.
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On Republic Day, HT City talks to expats who’ve made the country their home.
On Republic Day, HT City talks to expats who’ve made the country their home.

Republic Day: Here’s what makes India a cool republic for these diplomats and expats who call the country home

By Etti Bali and Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2018 07:50 PM IST
From its colourful culture to the cuisine and people — here’s why India is a potpourri of inspiration.
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American singer Christine Storm says Indian music has changed the sound of her music.
American singer Christine Storm says Indian music has changed the sound of her music.

Nothing compares to Delhi food, says American singer Christine Storm

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Singer Christine Storm talks about her music, her new fashion line and her love for Dilli ke vegetable pakodas.
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Professionals like chefs, DJs and police personnel ensure that New Year’s Eve is a safe and fun night.
Professionals like chefs, DJs and police personnel ensure that New Year’s Eve is a safe and fun night.

Welcoming 2018: Here’s to the heroes who make New Year’s Eve a hit

By Etti Bali and Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2017 04:18 PM IST
Ever wondered how those who serve the public welcome the New Year? Here’s what New Year’s eve is like for police and fire personnel, chefs, DJs, mixologists and bar managers.
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An online campaign by DU Queer Collective is highlighting the stories of the struggles behind queer pride.(Facebook/duqueercollective)
An online campaign by DU Queer Collective is highlighting the stories of the struggles behind queer pride.(Facebook/duqueercollective)

This online campaign is bringing to the fore, stories of DU’s pride

By Etti Bali and Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2017 02:35 PM IST
In the run-up to the 10th anniversary of Delhi Queer Pride, the DU Queer Collective has started an online campaign called The Pride Writeathon.
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Ambassadors from Mexico, Lithuania, and the high commissioner from Canada share with us their Diwali memories.(Raajessh Kashyap)
Ambassadors from Mexico, Lithuania, and the high commissioner from Canada share with us their Diwali memories.(Raajessh Kashyap)

Diwali, the festival of lights: Celebrating the diplomatic way

By Nikita Saxena | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 17, 2017 08:13 PM IST
The high commissioner of Canada and ambassadors of Mexico and Lithuania share with us their favourite Diwali moments.
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